Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Penang Island
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Explore the topographic and biological variety of Malaysia at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), 2,562 hectares (6,330 acres) of protected landscape and wildlife. Head down to the beach to meet the crab-eating macaques living there, and pay a visit to the turtle breeding beach nearby. Spot stork-billed kingfishers around the wetlands, and discover the many species living in the mangroves: with six different types of habitat here, the diversity of animal and plant life is extensive. Once you've seen it from the ground, head up to the canopy walkway to gain a different perspective on the park's abundance. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) by using our Balik Pulau itinerary maker.
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  • The best scenario and story happened to me and my friend We reached to the park at 2 pm and decided to hike all the way through the jungle inclining the hill to the other side. they told us that it ta...  more »
  • Our first attempt fell sadly into the water, because it was raining so after 20 minutes, we are reversed. The next day, we were successful. We are to the beach without booking a trip to monkey beach, turtle run since we were quite late. Admission is free, the hike through the jungle, you need footwear to all cases. It took us almost 2 hours, look a bit with, listen to and take pictures. On the road and the beach itself there was little waste. On the way we saw only a small monitor on the beach and then a few monkeys. We made the trip in 1:20 h. All in all a very nice trip. We drove about 40 minutes from Penang with the car. At the kiosk at the entrance for 15 RN bought snacks and water and it was already. On the way back we have in the Golden Thai seafood village eaten. Very tasty and a fantastic view on the sea at sunset.
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  • You have to walk by this jungle! Beware of many snakes! be sure to wear athletic shoes. A lot of animals. Brazen monkey)))
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  • A nice break from George Town's hustle and bustle. You can take a bus or rent a motobike and take an easy ride up the coastal road to Teluk Bahang. At the edge of town, the entrance to the park is there. There are trails that you can hike that will occupy you for at least half a day. Hike through the jungle and come out to pristine beaches. There is a turtle sanctuary in the park too. If you take the path I took, it will bring you out to a huge cemetery. There are places that you can camp out in for as many days you have on your visa.
  • Note: the canopy walk is still closed at this time (going on 2 years). Put on your trekking shoes and don a daypack. There are some pretty good trails and loops for an afternoon or half day hike. Don't expect to find monkeys on the beach just because of the name; they're wild animals after all. Likewise, expect to stumble upon tree roots and rocks at some stages in your hike. If you want to fork over 40 ringgit, there are water taxis to take you back to the park entrance from Pantai Kerachut and other beaches. Don't forget to sign in to enter the park.
  • A good break from the city scene. Check with the office before you start especially during rainy season as walking tracks may not be safe. A few stalls offering boat rides to the various beaches. There's parking at the right of the park entrance - RM3. Limited spots with shelter. Turtle sanctuary is small with some cute baby turtles and 2 adults- interesting if you haven't seen them before.
  • We had a great hike through the forest. We walked to the Turtle Sanctuary about 1 and 1/2 away. We then got a guy to give us a boat ride back. They try to go with a standard fee of 80 ringgit for the boat back from the turtle beach but they are open to negotiation.
  • Paths could use some maintaining and overpriced boat charters should be cracked down on